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    Scott Joplin

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    Scott Joplin (1868-1917) Scott Joplin, commonly known as the "King of Ragtime" music, was born on November 24, 1868, in Bowie County, Texas near Linden. Joplin came from a large musical family. His father, Giles Joplin was a musician who had fiddled dance music while serving as a slave at his master's parties. His mother, Florence Givens Joplin, born free and out of slavery, sang and played the banjo, and four of his brothers and sisters either sang or played strings. Joplin's talent was revealed

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    Scott Joplin

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    Scott Joplin was know as the kings of ragtime. I will explain also explain how he grew up and what type of music he played. I will also write about why I believe he deserves the title that he has been bestowed upon him. The first thing I will talk about is the type of music he is know for which gave him that name. Most people listen to the type of music he composed but next to none know who or how it was composed. There seems to be an abundance of music fans who know little or nothing about the

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    Janis Joplin

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    Janis Joplin One of the most colorful music legends of the 1960's was Janis Joplin. Blues legend Janis Lyn Joplin was born on January 19th 1943, the eldest child of parents Seth and Dorothy Joplin. Janis was born and raised in the small Southern petroleum industry town of Port Arthur, Texas. Her father was a canning factory worker, her mother a registrar at a local business college. Her non-aberrational upbringing coupled with the atmosphere of Port Arthur at the time; generally restrictive

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    Scott Joplin Music

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    Scott Joplin is known as the father of ragtime and has played a critical role in evolution of American music. Within this paper, I will discuss how the primary elements within Joplin’s piano rags are reflective of his life and the time period in which he lived, how his music played a role in the American culture at the time he was actively composing and performing, and how his genre became the essential pioneer in the evolution of jazz. While arguing this, I will use the scores of his most popular

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    The Rose - Janis Joplin and the Lonely Sixties [1] What is it about the Sixties that still linger in the minds of the American population forty years later? For many the Sixties was a time of liberation, a time of true freedom, but it was also a time of struggle and oppression. This was a decade that prided itself on overcoming obstacles of race, gender, and even sexuality. The Sixties was an experience that many people wish they could relive, and other survivors of the decade refuse to

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    Scott Joplin said: “Boy, when I’m dead 25 years, people are going to begin to recognize me.” With this quote, Scott Joplin seemed to predict the impact that his music and life would have on generations to come. Indeed, as time moved on Scott Joplin’s prediction became true. Best-known as a ragtime musician and composer, Scott Joplin set the standard for many other musicians that followed in his footsteps. Scott Joplin was an important figure in American History because he is considered the “King

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    Janis Joplin: Queen of the Damned

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    (brainyquote.com). Janis Joplin was a musical icon as well as an undeclared feminist leader. Her innovative outlook and lifestyle broke the typical mold of a 1960’s female performer. Joplin made strides for women all across the musical industry and truly embodied the superficial idea of a rock star. Although she died over forty years ago, her legacy will live on for many decades to come. Her memorable persona is why Janis Joplin should be named the Queen of Soul. Janis Joplin didn’t start off as the

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    Scott Joplin and His Musical Legacy

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    Scott Joplin and His Musical Legacy "He just got his music out of the air," said one neighbor. One cannot hear the word "ragtime" without thinking of the "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin. He is clearly one forerunner in the field of American music, particularly at the turn of the twentieth century. Not only was he a genius in the musical frame of mind, he also displayed strong talents in other areas. He had a kinesthetic gift, as seen in the movements he created for his dramatic productions

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    were many music artists that became promoters to this message. The effects of drugs took its toll on many protruding and accomplished artists of that era. My paper will Focus on Three artists of from this era; Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin. Were these musicians an artificial character of their time, or were other issues impacting their choices that caused a fatal dependence on drugs? There have been many popular musicians that have died due to abusing drugs; why is it that drug abuse

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    write my research paper on composer Scott Joplin. He was dubbed the “king of Ragtime.” Ragtime is a style of music that is like classical concert music, in it is printed music. I listened to some of Scott Joplin’s pieces and they had a happy upbeat sound. Ragtime is considered piano music, it is a multi-themed music usually grouped as (ABACD). It is Harmonic and has syncopation and tends to be recapitulation. The term “Ragtime” originated from the term “ragged time” which refers to rhythmically broken

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